Lady Barons Complete 3-0 Week with 3-Game Victory

Two Brewton-Parker College front-liners leap to block a shot from Paine College during the teams' dual Thursday, Sept. 5, at BPC's Parker Gymnasium in Mount Vernon. The Lady Barons were victors in three straight games in their home-opening match.

Brewton-Parker College volleyball coach Jason Bryant began last week hoping his Lady Barons would be sporting a 6-1 record by week's end.

After Brewton-Parker scored a 3-0 sweep Friday night against Voorhees College in a nonconference match in Denmark, S.C., Bryant had his wish become reality.

The three-game sweep was the second in as many nights for the Lady Barons, who turned the trick Thursday night in their home opener against Paine College in Mount Vernon.

For the week, Brewton-Parker lost just one game in three matches, that coming in its 3-1 win Sept. 3 at Toccoa Falls College.

"We passed well and we played well," Bryant said of the Lady Barons' win over Voorhees. "We didn't play with the same intensity we played with (Thursday) night, but we still played well enough to win in three."

Bryant credited solid passing and digging as strong factors Thursday night in Brewton-Parker's three-game sweep of Paine.

A spirited crowd at Parker Gymnasium cheered the Lady Barons to a 30-22, 30-20, 30-26 straight-game victory to give Bryant easily his best start in four seasons at Brewton-Parker.

"We're getting more confident, and winning boosts confidence," Bryant said.

"Our difference tonight was our passing. We played well, we hit well and a big thing was we weren't intimidated. Right now we believe we can beat anybody, and time will tell if we can."

The Lady Barons were to begin a run of four dual matches in eight days, all on the road, Tuesday night when they traveled to Augusta to face the Paine Lady Lions again.

Brewton-Parker then opens Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference action Friday night with a 7 p.m. match at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.

The Lady Barons then play at Talladega (Ala.) College in a nonconference match at 1 p.m. Brewton-Parker then travels to Orangeburg, S.C., on Tuesday to play Claflin College at 6 p.m.

The Lady Barons' next home date is Oct. 1, when they hope to be the first Brewton-Parker team to play in the college's new Student Activities Center.